What is the function of the bicoid gene?

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Dec 20, 2016

Bicoid is a maternal effect gene whose protein concentration gradient patterns the anterior - posterior axis during Drosophila embryogenesis.


Bicoid protein gradient formation is one of the earliest steps in fruit fly embryo anterior - posterior patterning.

Bicoid is one of few proteins which binds both DNA and RNA . It regulates the transcription of RNA and the translation of DNA.